Veterans

The battles our veterans face often continue when they come home. We must uphold our responsibility to take care of our veterans when they return. That means making sure they have access to good paying jobs and high-quality healthcare, and that starts with eliminating the back log at the VA so that no veteran has to wait to get the benefits they deserve. 

More on Veterans

April 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced today that many Minnesotans who receive Veterans’ benefits have begun receiving Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 in their bank accounts. Many of the state’s veterans had not yet received their Economic Impact Payment, until those funds were released late last week. 

February 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig delivered a speech on the House floor honoring the life and service of former Minnesota National Guard Specialist Derrick Ameli of Savage, Minnesota. In her remarks, Craig addressed the urgent need to tackle the suicide epidemic in this country – especially among the nation’s veterans – and urged Americans to destigmatize mental health treatment. 

February 14, 2021 Press Release

EAGAN, MN – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Angie Craig dropped off cards from her 2021 “Valentines for Veterans” Program at the Post Office in Eagan, MN. These cards will be delivered to the Hastings Veterans Home to thank local heroes for their service. 

Representative Craig launched her “Valentines for Veterans” program in 2020, encouraging families across Minnesota’s Second Congressional District to show appreciation for our servicemembers by making homemade Valentine’s Day cards. 

January 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig announced her 2021 “Valentines for Veterans” program, encouraging families across Minnesota’s Second Congressional District to show appreciation for our servicemembers by making homemade Valentine’s Day cards. 

December 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig released the following statement on her vote to override the President’s veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act:

December 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig urged Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller to extend the TRICARE reinstatement period for veterans in Minnesota and across the country to ensure that retirees and their family members are able to maintain coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 275,000 Americans. For the first time since the program was implemented in 2018, TRICARE enrollees are required to pay cost-sharing fees by January 1st, 2021 in order to maintain their coverage. While Rep.

November 24, 2020 Press Release

This week, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig and 232 colleagues sent a letter urging the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to address the growing backlog of veterans’ service records. Due to the significant reduction of staffing and services during the COVID-19 pandemic, veterans across the country have been waiting months to receive the records they need to access the benefits they have earned. The letter asks the NPRC to implement new policies so that they may resume processing military personnel, health and medical records requests.

November 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig announced that two employers in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District are receiving recognition from the U.S. Department of Labor. Boy’s Electric and Huot Construction & Services have been selected as awardees as part of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program which encourages businesses large and small to hire our nation’s veterans. 

Earlier this year, Rep. Craig voted for $500,000 in funds for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program in the FY 2021 appropriations package. You can learn more about the program here.

November 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep Angie Craig released the following statement in honor of Veteran’s Day. 

October 20, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, and Representatives Jim Hagedorn (MN-01), Angie Craig (MN-02), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Betty McCollum (MN-04), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Tom Emmer (MN-06), Collin Peterson (MN-07), and Pete Stauber (MN-08) sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett, urging the Administration to maintain the size of the C-130 fleet while making the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars.